Tuesday, July 15, 2014

CQA/ACC National Juried Show winners...


Few of our members had the chance to attend Quilt Canada 2014, the CQA/ACC conference in St. Catherines ON.  If you have ever attended a Quilt Canada, you know that the quilts on display are just "blow your mind awesome." Photos hardly do them justice. But for those of us who could not attend in person, we'll have to be satisfied with photos. Click here to see all the 2014 National Juried Show Winners. If you click on the first photo, you will see a larger view, and there is a "next" button in the top right corner of each photo.
I provided a link a few posts back, to the Trend Tex Challenge Show as well, but just in case you missed it, here it is again. It's always interesting to see what a number of different people do with the same five pieces of fabric.
Quilt Canada 2015 will take place in Lethbridge Alberta. It's not too early to start making plans to attend...

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Quilts For Sale

This post will list a number of quilts for sale. It will be updated regularly with new additions, and those sold will be removed. You will be able to access this post at any time easily by clicking on the "Quilts For Sale" button on the sidebar at the right, or the Tab at the top.

If you are interested in buying  a quilt shown here, please leave a comment below, or email me at hubbard2(at)nbnet(dot)nb(dot)ca  If you know of someone who is looking to buy a quilt, please consider directing them here.

This first group is very reasonably priced, in hopes of quick sales.

1. Double Irish Chain. Queen size- 85" x 104". Pink and ivory. Hand quilted. $300.00

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2. Double Irish Chain. Queen size- 82" x 101". Tangerine, brown and tan. Hand quilted. $300.00

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3. Double Irish Chain. Queen size- 85" x 102". Dark green, light green and pink. Hand quilted. $300.00

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4. Double Irish Chain. Queen size- 73" x 96". Blue, pink and white. Hand quilted. $250.00

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5. Rail Fence. Small Double- 62" x 84". Fall colors. Machine quilted. $250.00

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6. Double Irish Chain. Queen size- 86" x 106". Gold, brown and tan. Hand quilted. $300.00

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7.Winter Gold. Lap quilt- 57" x 60". Machine quilted. $150.00

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8. Pastel Squares. Small Twin - 53" x 72". Hand quilted, $175.00

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9. Stained Glass. 38" x 50". Hand quilted, $75.00

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10. Mystery in Needlework. Twin, 63" x 76". Machine quilted, there are two of these - a matching pair. $175.00 each

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11. Blue Nine Patch. 43" x 53". Hand quilted, $75.00

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12. Stack and Whack. Lap size, 47" x 61". Hand quilted, $100.00

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13.  Wonder Lust. Table Topper or Wall Hanging, 47" x 55". Machine quilted, $150.00

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14. Baby Rag quilt. 31" x 36". $50.00
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15. Friendship Star. Small Double, 62" x 82". Hand quilted, $200.00

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16. Stack and Whack. Lap size, 59" x 61". Hand quilted, $125.00

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17. Wonder Lust. 48" x 54". Machine quilted, $125.00

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18. Bears Baby Quilt. 42" x 56''. Hand quilted, $85.00
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19. Double Wedding Ring wallhanging. 48" x 54". Machine quilted, $75.00

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20. 10 Minute Tile. Twin, 70" x 74". Machine quilted, $175.00
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21. One Block Wonder. Twin, 57" x 79". Machine quilted, 1st place winner at F'ton. Exhibition. $175.00
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22. Nine Patch and Hourglass. Queen size, 76" x 96". Hand quilted, $250.00

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy Canada Day!






Happy Canada Day to all my fellow quilters! It's a warm one here today in Freddy Beach, currently 31°C - that's 89°F. Whew! Pass the icewater!  Since we're all waving our beautiful red and white Canadian flags today, I thought it might be fun to look back at some of the red and white quilts we have made over the last few years.... (okay, I cheated a little bit as some have one more color as well)














Saturday, June 28, 2014

Canada Day Placemats for Meals on Wheels

Nice to see an article in today's newspaper regarding our donation of reversible Canada Day placemats to Meals on Wheels. 85 placemats were delivered and gratefully received. These will brighten the Canada Day holiday for many Meals on Wheels clients, especially those who are shut-in and cannot get out to any holiday celebrations. Well done, ladies! Thanks for participating and being so generous with this worthwhile community project! And a big Thanks to the "J Team" for heading up this project and keeping us motivated!
Here is the text below, in case you do not get The Daily Gleaner....






It's a bit early but... Happy Canada Day everyone!!
Speaking of Canada Day, do you have a red and white quilt, of any size? If so, why  not send me a clear digital photo and we'll have "Red and White Show and Tell" on Tuesday, July 1st for Canada Day?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Let's Play Linky...

Hello everyone! It's a beautiful sunny day (before three more days of predicted rain) and I hope you are spending some time outside like I am, soaking up some Vitamin D - you can sew tonight after dark! haha   I am desperately trying to catch up on gardening chores....
Anyhoooo, I just have a few links for you today, which I thought you might enjoy.... The first comes from Gail Mitchell. She recently wrote a post for the Stan Cassidy Rehab Centre blog about her experience volunteering. The article features the Nines and Vines quilt that Gail pieced and our Guild members handquilted, back in January/February of 2011. Click here to read the article and see the photos.

The other link I have for you is purely for your entertainment. Many of you know that I sing in the Fredericton Ladies Choir (as does "our Energizer Bunny" Jeanne Kaye S). At our recent spring concert, we performed a piece called The Quilt, written by composer/songwriter Donna Rhodenizer of Kentville, N.S.  I think you would enjoy hearing it, so here is a link to a YouTube video of that performance. The music is beautiful, and the words very meaningful to anyone who has memories of a special quilt, made by a grandmother or other loved one.... I hope you'll give a listen: 

http://youtu.be/U0nWsejbhfk
 
Here are the lyrics:
 
The Quilt
 
My favourite quilt was black and red, it graced the foot of Gramma's bed;
An heirloom made to last through time, 'twas made with care and stitches fine.
A piece of history cut to fit a pattern, far more intricate
Than all the pieces on their own, but all together finely sewn
In a Blazing Star, Fox and Geese, Dresden Plate and Butterfly.
The colours and the patterns joining in a joyful dance.

A piece of Gramma's wedding dress, the sky blue of my Grampa's vest,
The softest yellow known on earth, reminder of a baby's birth.
Small scraps and pieces of a life too small to keep, perhaps they might 
Be useful in the larger scheme of things remembered, hoped and dreamed
In a Lover's Knot, Wedding Ring, Ship of Dreams and Old Maid's Eyebrows.
The names alone were cause to tremble at the sheer romance.

The time has passed, my Gramma's gone, her legacy is carried on,
Her memory will always be as close as her quilt next to me.
I run my hand across the squares, remembering each story there.
A chance to smile or shed a tear and keep one's family always near
In a Rising Sun, Hourglass, Happy Thought and Jessie's Diamond.
Something precious, something grand, created by another's hand
From little scraps and bits of cloth, the fabric of a life.

In a Blazing Star, Fox and Geese, Ship of Dreams and Jessie's Diamond.
Something precious, something grand... Thank you, Gram.


Aren't those beautiful lyrics? I bet you know most all of the quilt 
patterns mentioned, but have you ever heard of one called Old Maid's 
Eyebrows? It was certainly a new one for me...

Monday, May 26, 2014

Reminder to Executive

Just a quick reminder to outgoing and incoming Executive members. Tomorrow, Tuesday evening May 27th is our get-together for outgoing members to hand over materials and info to new incoming Executive members, and present year-end reports. Desserts will be provided by the outgoing Executive. We meet at Barb C's at 126 Waterloo Row for a 6:30 p.m. start.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Potluck Reminder and 2014 Trend Tex Challenge

The days and weeks seem to be flying by and here we are just a few days from our final meeting, and the ever anticipated Potluck dinner! Please note the earlier start time for this May meeting - 6 p.m. Remember to bring your hot dishes hot and ready to serve and your cold dishes chilled. There is no time or space for reheating or refrigerating. If you are a new member and you are wondering what to bring - anything goes! There is always a nice variety of main dishes, salads, breads/rolls and desserts so don't worry- anything you contribute will be gratefully received and consumed! Each person also brings their own plate, cup and cutlery - this makes cleanup quick and easy. One last thing- we have one member with a significant nut allergy so if your dish contains nuts or nut oils, please label it.
This meeting will also see the unveiling of the Recycle Challenge, so remember to bring those pieces as well.

Lee sent me the following writeup on this year's Trend Tex Challenge this morning, and although I had included a link on a previous post, she had missed it so I thought others may have missed it also. So here it is again. The pieces in this Challenge are always interesting and varied so they are fun to view...
 
Every year the Canadian Quilters' Association puts out a call for entries to their major fundraiser, the Trend-Tex Challenge, which is sponsored by Trend-Tex Fabrics Inc.  The theme this year was "Modern
Ways" with five bright fabrics chosen to inspire people to create and donate their works for the silent auction held at Quilt Canada. This year's event is being held in St. Catharines, Ontario from June 11-14.


I love seeing how people's minds work and to see all the interpretations of the theme and how the fabric spoke to people - so interesting!  The requirement was that the quilted piece have a perimeter no larger than 120 inches and that all five fabrics must be visible on the front with three other fabrics allowed to be added.  There were 137 wonderful creations submitted by the deadline .  As we recently had a program on modern quilting, I thought people might enjoy grabbing a cup of their favourite beverage and browsing these works at
http://www.canadianquilter.com/photo-gallery/trend-tex-quilters-challenge.php?year=2014

Enjoy!  Lee

Friday, May 9, 2014

Rest in Peace, Joan

We are saddened  to let you know of the passing of Joan Whelpley yesterday, May 7, at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital. Joan has been a member of our Guild for longer than I can remember, and over the years has generously contributed hundreds of quilts for Transition House and other Community Projects. Several years ago we honored her with a "Lifetime Member"  status.
 
There will be no visitation, at Joan's request, but a funeral service will be held Monday May 12th at 2pm at the York Funeral Home Chapel. We hope to see you there.
 
You can read her Obituary here.

Rest in Peace, Joan. A rest well deserved.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Another Armchair Tour...

There don't seem to be any Quilt Shows nearby this spring, so how about another armchair tour? Grab your passports and let's fly off to Paducah, Kentucky first. Click here to see the 2014 AQS winners. No Canadian winners in the bunch this year, but I do see one from our next door neighbour, Maine. Click on each quilt for a larger view.

Now let's fly west to B.C. and see some beauties from the Victoria Quilters' Guild Show this past weekend. Just click here and here - just as easy as Dorothy clicking those red heels!! Thanks to Paulette and Kathy for letting us see this show through their eyes...

Lastly, if you haven't looked at the CQA/ACC blog lately, you have missed a few impressive collections of quilts. Click here, here and here to see all the entries in the recent Winter Wonderland Challenge. And if you're not too tired from all this touring, you can click here to see the 2014 Trend Tex Challenge entries which will be displayed at the upcoming CQA conference in St. Catherines ON.

Now wasn't that fun? And you didn't even have to pack a suitcase.. or deal with flight delays, or security checks....